Filing A Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim

When an employment relationship ends in a difficult or cantankerous manner, there are often ramifications for both the employer and the employee. Oftentimes, it is difficult to discern if the…

What happens when co-owners dispute over property?

Property ownership with another person, particularly a partner or a spouse, is very common. When people share in a committed relationship, they also tend to share in the value and cost of their…

Can an employer fire someone with a text message?

Can an employer fire an employee via text message? The short answer is yes. Is it a wise choice? The strong answer is no.  While our methods of communication and overall involvement with one another…

Stamp duty exemptions in Family Law Property Settlements

Stamp duty is the fee that is charged to the purchaser of property. The cost of the duty is determined based upon the sale price of the property being transferred. Therefore, the more valuable the…

What is stress leave & are you entitled to it?

Work-related stress can have a significant impact on an employee’s mental health. And while many are afraid or unwilling to address the issue of mental health in the workplace, it is an important and…

The truth about dividing your assets during a separation

When getting married or entering into a de facto relationship, little (if any) thought is given to ownership of assets and debts. Couples tend to be happy and optimistic; believing that distribution…